VOTE: Election 2020
New Hampshire
Make sure you’re registered, learn what’s on your ballot, get news and information about the candidates and issues, and find up-to-date voting information with the SmartNews election hub.

Voting

VOTING IN PERSON

Poll Times
State law requires polling places to be open between 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Localities may set their own polling hours as long as they are open during those hours prescribed by state law.

ID Requirements
Photo identification is required:

Driver's license issued by any state or the federal government
Photo ID card issued by the motor vehicles division, department, agency, or office of any other state
U.S. armed services identification card
U.S. passport or passcard
Valid student ID card issued by a college, university, career school, public high school or nonpublic high school in New Hampshire

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VOTE BY MAIL

Can I vote by mail in New Hampshire?
Yes! Any voter is permitted to vote by mail due to Covid 19. If this is your reason for voting by mail, you just need to sign the disability portion of your absentee affidavit envelope.

Can I submit an application online?
You can access the application online by clicking the button below, but it must be mailed in or dropped off in person.

What's the deadline to request a mail-in ballot?
You should request your ballot as far in advance of the election as possible. Your ballot request should be received by your city clerk's office by Monday, November 2, 2020.

What's the deadline to submit my ballot?
If you are mailing in your ballot, your city clerk must receive it by 5:00 p.m. on election day. To increase the likelihood the absentee ballot arrives on time and assist with an expected high volume of absentee ballots, it is recommended that you mail it at least two weeks before the election. You may also deliver it to the clerk’s office in-person by 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election. A delivery agent may also deliver it to the clerk at the polling place until 5 p.m. on election day. Family members, nursing home and elder care facility administrators, and a person assisting a voter with a disability who signs the absentee ballot affidavit (limited to delivering ballots for 4 voters) may be a delivery agent.

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EARLY VOTING

Early voting
Not available

MILITARY OR VOTING OVERSEAS

Members of the military, their families, and US citizens living overseas can request a ballot to vote from anywhere in the world.

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Get Ready to Vote
General Election
November 3
ELECTION DAY

To vote in your state, make sure you’re registered. Here are some important deadlines:

The deadline for online/mail registration is Varies by locality.

The deadline for in-person registration varies by locality.

If you have missed these deadlines, your state allows any qualified resident to register to vote and cast a ballot on Election Day.

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What's on my ballot?

The address will only be used to determine which districts you are a part of. SmartNews will not store your address or use it for any other reason.

Candidates & Races

President of the United States

Biography

Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. (b. November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is the 46th president of the United States, assuming office on January 20, 2021.

He won the 2020 presidential election on November 3, 2020, with 306 electoral votes. Biden launched his campaign for president of the United States on April 25, 2019. He announced U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D) as his running mate on August 11, 2020.

Biden was the 47th vice president of the United States, serving under President Barack Obama (D) from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.

He previously served as a U.S. senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009.

On January 12, 2017, Obama awarded Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his lifetime of public service, marking the final time Obama would present the nation's highest civilian honor. Biden received the award with distinction, an additional honor given only to Pope John Paul II, former President Ronald Reagan, and retired Gen. Colin Powell in the previous three administrations.

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Vice President of the United States

Biography

Kamala Devi Harris (b. October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from California. Harris was first elected to the Senate in 2016. She became the second Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate and the first Indian American to serve in the chamber.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Harris was his running mate on August 11, 2020. He called her "a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants." Harris is the first Black woman to appear on a major party's ticket in the United States.

Harris previously ran for president of the United States, entering the race on January 21, 2019. She suspended her presidential campaign on December 3, 2019, and endorsed Biden on March 8, 2020.

Harris is the former attorney general of California. She served in the position from 2011 to 2017. She also served as San Francisco's district attorney from 2004 to 2011.

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U.S. Senate New Hampshire

Biography

Jeanne Shaheen (Democratic Party) is a member of the U.S. Senate from New Hampshire. She assumed office on January 6, 2009. Her current term ends on January 3, 2027.

Shaheen (Democratic Party) ran for re-election to the U.S. Senate to represent New Hampshire. She won in the general election on November 3, 2020.

Shaheen is a member of the Senate Committees on Ethics; Appropriations; Armed Services; Foreign Relations; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. She is also a member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Prior to her election to the Senate, Shaheen served as the governor of New Hampshire from 1997 to 2003. She is the first woman to be elected both a governor and a U.S. senator.

Before being elected governor, Shaheen served in the New Hampshire State Senate from 1990 to 1996.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Shaheen is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

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